University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Communication

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication program provides opportunities for study and training in human communication for professionals entering business, industry, media, non-profit organizations, or government service. Communication students practice NC State’s Think and Do axiom each day. As a student here, you’ll test – and improve – your interpersonal communication skills. You’ll study and put into practice the theories and methods that lead to meaningful results. You’ll conduct research and engage with faculty and fellow students on projects, some with local impact, others that could change the world. And along the way, you’ll gain invaluable experiences and knowledge that will prepare you for a career as a proficient communication professional.  

Department Highlights:

  • Undergraduates can choose from three areas of concentration: public relations; communication media; and interpersonal, organizational and rhetorical communication.
  • Students interested in Communication can take advantage of several student groups, including Lambda Pi Eta & Public Relations Student Society of America.
  • Communication students have the opportunity to student abroad, learning about communication across multiple cultures in Africa & Europe. 
  • Students in our programs may utilize numerous internships in communication occupations. 
  • Undergraduates may also take advantage of our accelerated bachelor/master of science program that allows advanced students to complete their MS in one year after completing their BA in our Department.
  • Master’s level students gain advanced, intensive training in communication theories and methods that you can apply from day one.
  • Doctoral students in our interdisciplinary Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program analyze the social, cultural, rhetorical, philosophical and political dimensions of information technologies, media and texts and graduate ready to apply their expertise in government, corporate or educational settings.

For more information about our department, including contact information, visit our website.

Department of Communication
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8104
Raleigh, NC 27695-8104

Contact Person

Dr. Jessica Jameson
Professor and Department Head
North Carolina State University
Winston Hall 201E, Box 8104
Raleigh, NC 27695-8104



Department Head

  • J. Jameson

Associate Department Head, Director of Undergraduate Programs

  • R.J. Hurley

Director of Graduate Programs

  • E. Craig

Director of Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Doctoral Program

  • A. Johnston

Director of Undergraduate Advising

  • C. Zuckerman Hyman

Director of Public Speaking (COM 110)

  • E.A. Nelson

Director of Graduate Certificate in Professional Com Program

  • E. Craig

Graduate Internship Program Coordinator

  • E. Craig

Undergraduate Internship Program Coordinator

  • M. Charbonneau


  • D. Berube
  • D. Dannels
  • V.J. Gallagher
  • J. Goodwin
  • J. Jameson
  • A. de Souza e Silva
  • K. Zagacki

Associate Professors

  • A. Binder
  • G. Bollmer
  • Y. Cheng
  • E. Craig
  • R. Hurley
  • K.A. Kosenko
  • L. Romo
  • N. Taylor
  • S. Wiley

Assistant Professors

  • K. Becktel
  • F. Duarte
  • T. Ertem-Eray

Associate Teaching Professor

  • E.A. Nelson

Assistant Teaching Professor

  • N.B. Brown

Senior Lecturers

  • A. Croasmun
  • R. Larson
  • J. Mayberry
  • C. Zuckerman Hyman
  • J. Wahba


  • M. Brandon
  • M. Charbonneau
  • M. Sopher

Undergraduate Advisors

  • A. Croasmun
  • K. Johnson
  • M. Sopher

Professors Emeriti

  • M. Johnson
  • B. Jordan
  • J. Keyton
  • W.J. Kinsella
  • J. Kiwanuka-Tondo
  • R.L. Schrag

Associate Professors Emeriti

  • D. DeJoy
  • E. Funkhouser
  • S. Stein

Senior Lecturers Emeriti

  • J. Alchediak
  • D. Philips